Apart from a DJ mix with DJ Spinna and a couple of singles, it’s been a while since we’ve heard much from Mr. Scruff, but he’s back with a new 12″ single for his beloved Ninja Tune pals entitled ‘Be The Music’ b/w ‘Nervous Energy’ and it’s something of a new direction from the tea-slurping master of whimsy.
Retaining his off-kilter bleeps and samples that recall a submarine expedition with George Clinton, Scruff aka Andy Carthy, successfully transfers his own brand of funk-insipired trip-hop to the new wave of bass-heavy minimal house on the A-side with its counterpart alluding to something altogether more galactic. Thankfully, all this is done with the usual sense of playfulness we’ve come to adore from the Cheshire-born tea-addict.
The new single comes out digitally on 24 September. You can listen to both tracks below since they’ve been helpfully slapped together and put on the Soundclouds.